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Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was fortunate to be on a party of 22 on a Royal British Legion LIBOR Pilgrimage to the D Day landing beaches in Normandy. The 7 veterans who are all in their 90's were accompanied by at least one carer and a family member. The hotel staff greeted us warmly on our arrival on Friday evening all veterans being accommodated in spacious, well appointed rooms on the ground floor. The rooms are all en suite, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We stayed for four nights on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. Over the four nights our set menus were Friday chicken, Saturday beef Sunday fish and finally on Monday evening, pork. We had three courses each evening starters being soup Friday to Sunday which everyone agreed was tasteless and was only helped along by adding plenty of salt, pepper croutons and even tobasco. The main course portions were small and the vegetables interesting. Rice accompanied the fish on Sunday. The deserts each evening were quite good. The evening meal was not to a 4 star rated hotel standard and generally disappointing. Perhaps were we to have been on A La Carte menus we would have fayered much better. The food was edible no one left too much. Breakfast was buffet style and it was very much help yourself. Again the food provided was fresh and plentiful. Tea and coffee, fruit juice and water freely available along with cereals and fresh fruit. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and I must give a mention to Dai who certainly on many occasions went out of his way to help not just the veterans but everyone on the trip. Thank you so much. To all of the staff from cleaners to managers everyone showed great courtesy and understanding to our veterans. Everyone was welcomed and looked after. I will most likely return to Caen to explore further areas of historic interest and would certainly stay at this hotel again.

We stayed two nights and had a very enjoyable stay. The food quality in the restaurant was excellent as was the service. The lady responsible for reception was extremely efficient welcoming and pleasant

The Novotel has been decorated, refurbished and is quite a transformation, looks good! Beds are very comfortable and less able facilities are excellent. Food good, the breakfast is self-service and there is plenty of choice, evening meals are tasty and enjoyable.

This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel. It is convenient for the peripherique, you can get a bus directly to the centre of Caen and it takes about ten minutes, it has secure parking, the rooms are comfortable, the staff are charming and the breakfasts are copious.

We have just returned from this hotel as part of a group of Normandy veterans accompanied by a representative of the British Legion. There were approximately 36 of us including 12 Veterans in their nineties. At breakfast and dinner 36 purple mats were laid out with cutlery in a cramped area of the dining room(other hotel guests had blue mats) and that's where we had to sit. Whilst that is a little understandable for dinner, for a buffet breakfast I don't understand . If you sat at a table with a blue mat someone rushed over to move you to another table. Along with the paper cups in the bedrooms for hot drinks it seems to be a hotel run for the benefit of the staff rather than the customer. Waiting staff were rude and obnoxious. Will never go back, very shabby treatment of the Veterans, should be ashamed

Overall not bad but in fact this was more like a Ibis hotel then a real Novotel, rooms were proper size but less decorated then usual. Bed quality was average. Breakfast was nice but not extended. Restaurant was medium and noticed a very small menu of which choises some were not even available unfortunately.

Lovely modern comfortable hotel in a great location. Convenient to d day beaches and public transport into Caen city. Lovely food and great helpful staff. Hotel has been completely renovated in the last year and its fab.

We arrived at 6pm after a long drive from NL. Its pretty difficult to find allthough Its locaties next to the University, and got a room at ground level. The staff was very friendly and the room pretty nice and clean. The bathroom is Nice and perfect for disabled people. The only annoying part is the very small bedside tables. Its So small you can not put anything on it because the roomphone takes all the space. A good thing is the USB connection in the headboard. Hope they check the remote control of the tv. Its not working when you use it while lying in bed. You have to get out and stand in front of the tv. The restaurant looked nice. The crispy upsidedown peartart is yummie. But stay away from the blackboard menu for 18 euro pp. Better to order something from the menu. Breakfast is great!

Came here on a veterans trip to Normandy. Very good rooms. Clean and comfy. Don't like the plastic cups in the bathroom though...look cheap. Breakfast and evening meal very good. Good service. Decor fresh and modern inside. Was please to see the outside was getting a paint when we left as this was letting it down.

Very friendly staff throughout the hotel including the wonderful cleaners. Gave us lots of support even though we couldn't speak french. I thought that for a family of three it was excellent value....

155 rue de la Délivrande Caen Calvados

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Lebisey within a short walk of Caen University Hospital, Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre is within a mile (2 km) of University of Caen Normandy. This 126-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Caen, it's also near Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Caen and Caen Castle.


Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.


All of Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre's 126 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Novotel Caen Cote De Nacre enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms. Free parking is included with your stay. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, a library, and free newspapers.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

64.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 88 reviews